Monthly Archives: June 2012

Episode 18: Will Power, Performer, Playwright and Educator

“A lot of times you come into a place and you’re going to have an influence on that school and on that institution and better the community, but your child may or may not see the fruits of that.”    – Will Power

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Episode 18: Blog Post – The Struggles of a Parent, and a Professional

By Zach Wilson, Educational Services Director of School’s Out Washington “As parents, it is difficult for each of us to weigh the questions of “What’s best for my child?” and “What’s best for all children?” because the answers to these questions might

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Episode 17: Jane Quinn, Children’s Aid Society

“We know from lots of research and from lots of experience that the work of helping young people get to productive adulthood is bigger than any one institution can take on.” – Jane Quinn This episode features Jane Quinn, Vice

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Episode 17: Blog – Define Youth Success Broadly

By Nicole Yohalem, Director of Special Projects for the Forum for Youth Investment “As a youth development professional by training and a parent of school-age children, the narrow definition of success that currently drives schooling (grades and standardized test scores) has me worried in a more

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Episode 16: Afterschool for All Challenge 2012

This special episode was recorded live from the Afterschool Alliance’s Afterschool for All Challenge, held May 8-9, 2012 in Washington DC. This episode features an interview with Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant, along with highlights from the opening panel

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Episode 16: Blog – Where do kids belong in making policy?

By Barry Ford, Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy for the United States Tennis Association and a board member of the Afterschool Alliance. “If we don’t keep up the full court press, you can be sure no one else will do it for

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